The Oransky Journal

Interesting stuff that doesn't fit on Embargo Watch or Retraction Watch

Archive for November 2014

I wrote a play about the immune system when I was 11. Really. Here it is.

with one comment

This guy, I'm not.

This guy, I’m not.

For several years, I’ve been in search of a play that I wrote in the sixth grade, circa 1984. (Strictly speaking, it was a short story, but my class performed it as a play.) I was reminded of it by an event, perhaps something that was part of EST/Sloan’s project on plays involving science, and earlier this month, my mother texted me to say she’d found it her house.

Some background: My father was a pediatrician in private practice, and he was frequently beeped — yes, this was the early 1980s — in the middle of family meals. So, inspired by a case of strep throat that interrupted dinner one night, I wrote a short story/play on the immune system. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

November 24, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Posted in Uncategorized